Our exclusive test proves you can eliminate 70 percent of your errorsand hit the ball just as far and straightby completely eliminating your backswing.
How the No-Backswing Swing Works
Place yourself in the correct position at the top, then pump the club up and swing down. It's the same principle as hitting a baseball.
STEP 1: Set Up
Address the ball as you normally would for the club in your hand.
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STEP 2: Set the Club
Now position the club so that your left arm is parallel to the ground, then adjust your body, arms and hands to match the positions shown here. It only takes a few rehearsals to be able to set your club like this every time.
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STEP 3: Do the Pump
Once you're set, quickly turn your torso to the right and pump your arms. This simple move stretches the key downswing muscles just as much as a traditional backswing, giving you the same amount of potential energy to unleash into the ball. Think of how a frog squats before leaping, ratcheting up his elastic energy to explode into the air.
As you do it, make sure you:
• Turn your shoulders to a full 90 degrees.
• Pull the majority of your weight onto your right hip.
• Move your left arm across your shoulders, not up into the air. You want coil, not lift.
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STEP 4: Swing Down
Immediately following your pump, swing back down to the ball by turning your body and transferring your weight onto your front foot. This works only if you keep your spine centered over the ball like it was in the top position.
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STEP 5: Analyze
Until you become completely familiar with this move, stop your swing three-quarters of the way into your follow-through, and run through this checklist to make sure you're doing it right.
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